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The writing craft is an act of love and art, but it's also a developed skill. And like all skills, the best practitioners are constantly learning and honing their craft. Here are 12 books every author should check out if they want to write amazing novels.

Bookish Writer

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Are you looking for advice on how to write a male character? Here are 5 mistakes you must avoid.
Writing characters who come to life on the page is difficult, but not impossible. Here's 5 novel writing character tips for crafting complex characters.

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What to Do When You Can't Write - Between the Lines Editorial | writer's block, writing tips, writing advice
It takes time, energy and focus to make something a habit - but these methods to improve attitude and execution can make it feel easier than it seems.
This is for anyone looking to build a writing life! Maybe you want to be published, or maybe you just want to be happy. Whatever your reasons, I can help! #writing #writingtips #writinglife #novelwriting #awelltoldstory

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What Is Effective Author Swag and How Does It Help Your Book Sales — Read Blog — Ignited Ink Writing, LLC | Book Editor | Website/Blog Content Editor/Writer
Follow these tips to set up your Pinterest account to market your book. #authors #pinterest #socialmedia #marketing
All my insider tips to building a cohesive Instagram feed that will engage and grow your audience. This guide includes step-by-step instructions to editing and preparing Instagram-worthy photos to build your author brand. #authorgram #authorplatform #writersofinstagram

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Writing Tip: Keep an eye on your "was" Want a quick, powerful way to tighten up your writing? Open up your story. Ctrl+f the word "was." Now see if you can cut that number down by half by rephrasing those sentences to have more active, dynamic verbs and more robust descriptions. Compare: She was wearing a white dress th... #writing #artcreative #writers #writing #help #keep #eye #want #quick #powerful #way #tighten #open #story #word #now #can #cut #number #half #rephrasing #sentences #pic

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Worldbuilding Template for Fantasy Fiction and Fantasy Table Top Game  J.R.R. Tolkien is often touted as the “father” of modern fantasy. His world, Middle-earth, is still to this day one of the most flushed out fantasy worlds, helping the stories of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings feel immersive and believable. Being such, it’s only fitting to dive into the art of building with him in mind for this world building template.  __ #worldbuilding #writingtips #writing #fantasyworld #lordofthewrings #writinginspiration
25 World-Building Questions to Deepen Your Fantasy World – writing like a boss

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World Building Template Inspired by Lord of the Rings
Worldbuilding Template for Fantasy Fiction and Fantasy Table Top Game J.R.R. Tolkien is often touted as the “father” of modern fantasy. His world, Middle-earth, is still to this day one of the most flushed out fantasy worlds, helping the stories of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings feel immersive and believable. Being such, it’s only fitting to dive into the art of building with him in mind for this world building template. __ #worldbuilding #writingtips #writing #fantasyworld #lordofthewrings #writinginspiration
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World Building 101: Magical Beings and Creatures Part II | Writing Advice
If you are interested to create your own magical beings and creatures into your fantasy story this pin will help you! This is the second part with some tricks and ideas what to consider while creating unique magical beings. Follow me for more world building advice like this! Also click on the pin to go to my blog where you can find more in depth writing advice! writing | fantasy | writing fantasy | magical beings | magical creatures | world building | world building fantasy | writer | creating
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How To Introduce Characters With A Bang
Character introduction sets the tone for how readers view your MC for the rest of the story. It's the starting point by which they'll measure everything else that happens. One way to nail this is to reveal character by giving a snapshot of their environment. Where do they spend the most time? Why? What does that say about them? #writers #write #writingtips #writinganovel #bookwriting #writinginspiration #thewriteen #characterdevelopment #creativewriting #howtointroducecharacters #novel #book
How to Create a Detailed Character Outline Spreadsheet How To Create My Own Character, How To Create Characters Personality, How Create A Character, Character Basic Info, How To Make A Character Design, Creating An Original Character, Character Ideas Personality, How To Give Your Oc A Personality, How To Write Characters With Accents
How to Create a Detailed Character Outline Spreadsheet
If you're a writer, you know that creating well-rounded characters is essential for any successful story. But where do you start? Check out my article on how to create a detailed character outline spreadsheet to learn how. This article is full of tips on how to organize your character details into categories like identifying details, basic personal info, physical traits, personality traits, and even relationships and inventory. Let me know what character details you think I missed!
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Moral Component of a Story
If there is a weak or missing moral component, then the protagonist is pushed around by events and then can only react, making them passive leaves on the dramatic winds of the story. Their actions are not motivated from within themselves, they are only acting to external stimuli vs. being proactive/having agency.
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World Building 101: Myths and Legends | Writing Advice
Are you currently struggling with your world building process? Don't worry: I created a series with valuable world building tips, tricks and advice. Today it's about myths and legends. This pin provides you with interesting questions to ask yourself about myths and legends in your fantasy world. So save it for later and share it with someone who might also need it! writing | writing fantasy | worldbuilding | worldbuilding in fantasy books | myths and legends | questions to ask yourself about your worldbuilding #writing #writer #worldbuilding #fantasyworld #advice #tips #fyp
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5 Steps to Writing Description Without Boring Your Readers to Death
5 Steps to Writing Description Without Boring Your Readers to Death Writing advice | writing tips #CherylProWriter
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How to Write Dystopian Fiction: The Ultimate Guide
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What Is Effective Author Swag and How Does It Help Your Book Sales — Read Blog — Ignited Ink Writing, LLC | Book Editor | Website/Blog Content Editor/Writer
What Is Effective Author Swag and How Does It Help Your Book Sales — Read Blog — Ignited Ink Writing, LLC | Book Editor | Website/Blog Content Editor/Writer
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World Building 101: Cultures | Writing Advice
Today I present to you a few tricks and ideas you can consider while creating fantasy cultures. There will be a second part to this topic, so follow me if you are interested! If you are interested in writing resources I love, you can click on this pin and it'll send you to my benable profile where I have listed them for you to scroll through! Click on the link in my profile to get to my blog if you are interested in more in depth writing advice! writing | fantasy writing | world building | world building fantasy worlds | fantasy | writer | cultures | world building 101 | creative writing #writing #worldbuilding #fantasyworld #writer #fyp #creativewriting #writerscommunity #writersofinstagram #culture #books #fiction #writingabook
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Crafting Enchanting Fairy Tale Retellings and The Art of Subverting
Uncover the secrets of subverting fairy tales in my latest blog Learn how to transform classic tales into captivating modern retellings. From flipping age-old tropes to reimagining iconic characters, this guide is a treasure trove for writers and fairy tale lovers alike. Get inspired to write your own enchanting story with a twist. #FairyTaleRetelling #CreativeWriting #Storytelling Click to read more and embark on a journey of imaginative storytelling!
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Writing inspiration tips for historical fiction
If you want to write historical fiction, you need to do research first. Read this post for historical setting writing inspiration and world-building tips for your historical novel, and learn how to research things like culture, politics and everyday life for your story world. Follow Protagonist Crafts for more writing tips.